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Learn All Screenprinting Series

Brooklyn, NY , United States
2 d
English

About Your Host

Karin Persan is a hands on textile designer and maker, working from her store and studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies. She formed her line "Better Than Jam" of printed clothing and accessories shortly after graduating, while teaching on the side. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which has since grown to include a communal studio and workshop space.

What we'll do

TWO DAYS Students will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting in this crash course. Your instructor, Better Than Jam's owner and maker, Karin Persan, will start with a demo of the process, and then go through the proper materials and techniques. Students will be shown the different ways one can get an image onto a screen, and a few different production methods of printing. By the end of class you will be printing your own image!  Students should come with a 8.5" x 14" Image they would like to make into a screen print. In the first day we discuss your artwork and how to convert digitally into a screen ready file. Coming with multiple ideas is a good move. Saturday: Stretching a Screen Coating A Screen Materials Overview Printing Process: Table top, Textile, and Tshirt press demo Preparing an Image Sunday: Exposing a Screen Prepping Free print Materials provided: Screens Ink For sample printing; Fabric Paper *Bring Artwork SATURDAY *Bring your own tshirts, tote, fabric, etc. for FREE PRINT time on SUNDAY

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